Professor Femi Saibu

He is versed in theoretical and applied economics and teaches both Microeconomics & Macroeconomics as well as applied economics such as applied economic analytics, Development Policy and Finance, Urban Economics Public Finance, Business and Managerial Economics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is an expert in building policy framework, economic impact assessment and policy modelling, simulation, scenario analysis. His research interest focuses on to use fiscal, monetary and trade policies promote employment-enhancing growth and social inclusion, reduce poverty and inequality. It also focuses on enhancing small business incubation and entrepreneurship development in Africa. He has worked severally on macroeconomic risks, energy domestic investment, capital flows, policy reforms, alternative financing, and policy environment for business development in Nigeria.

Olufemi Saibu is a Professor of Development Economics & Finance in the Department of Economics of University of Lagos. He had his PhD in Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria in 2006 and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of University of Johannesburg South Africa in 2012/2013. He started is academic career in 2001 at Obafemi Awolowo University and rose to the position of Senior Lecturer in 2007. He joined the service of University of Lagos in 2011 and became Professor in 2016. He had over fifty publications and contribution to books. He has mentored about Seven PhD students and several master’s degree students.

He is currently the Director; Institute of Nigeria China Development Studies University of Lagos and he is involved in several collaborative research and policy think tank groups. He is a Tract Expert/Senior Research Fellow, ARUA Centre of Excellence for Unemployment and Skill Development (CoE-USD) and Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development (CHSD). A member of Nigeria Economic Society (NES), Economic Society South Africa (ESSA), Chinese Economic Society, African Development Study Group (ADSG), Development Studies Association (DSA) UK, African Property (APTI) Tax Initiative, International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), International Energy Economics Association (IEEA). He is a Research Fellow of Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA) Faculty member of GTI Academy. Fellow, Capital market Analyst and an Associate Member Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers,

Professor Femi Saibu is an adjunct faculty at the Abeokuta Business School.